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Stop Making These Common Mistakes When Renting An Apartment In Greenwood

July 01, 2021

Apartment building exterior

Apartment hunting may appear easy, but many Residents make mistakes when renting an apartment in Greenwood. They exceed their budget, forget to investigate the neighborhood, agree to a lease but don’t read it, and never take photos upon moving in. Each of these errors can diminish your renting experience. To make the most of your hunt and find the perfect apartment for you, avoid these common errors.
Fitness Center in a Greenwood apartment community.

Forgetting Recurring Costs

One of the most big deciding factors in your apartment search will be your price limit. If you find an apartment that’s at the upper limit of your price range, don’t forget to consider recurring expenses. You may find that a more expensive apartment includes in-unit laundry and utilities while you pay for those separately at a cheaper apartment. Individual communities charge differently for things like pets and detached garages. You may additionally figure out that a community with amenities like a pool or fitness center saves you gym membership costs.

Apartment community in Greenwood 

Not Investigating The Neighborhood

Not many Greenwood Residents rent an apartment without touring it beforehand, but don’t forget to check out the neighborhood too. To learn more about your community, drive through at different times and speak to the neighbors. Pay attention to noise levels, traffic volumes, and general friendliness of the area. Maybe you’ll find that the peaceful neighborhood you observe at 2 PM has rowdy parties at night or has traffic congestion every day at rush hour.

Google can help you as well. Do an internet search to find out more about shopping and attractions in that part of Greenwood, the schools, your new commute, and more.

Rental lease agreement.

Signing The Lease Before Reading The Fine Print

One of the most made mistakes when renting an apartment in Greenwood is not reading the details. Before you sign the lease, read it attentively so that you know what you’re agreeing to. If you are uncertain about something, read through it with a a lawyer or more knowledgeable friend. A local tenant information hotline can provide assistance as well.

You should also know your responsibilities as a Resident. Look for any requirements that you aren’t able to honor. For example, if you plan to sublet your apartment, but the lease forbids this, you should reconsider your plans. 

Model apartment bedroom

Forgetting To Snap Photos Before Moving In

After you’ve signed your lease and received the keys, you can live in your new apartment! But before moving in, you have one more job. To prevent future penalty fees, document existing damage and show management. A good apartment community will have everything tidy and functioning correctly, but unexpected issues can appear. The top communities will arrange a pre-move-in walk through with management and will observe all pre-existing problems together.

Take photos and notes of everything that stands out. If your apartment community asks you to follow a move-in checklist, make a duplicate of it to keep for your information. And don’t hesitate to include problems that are not on their list.

Embark On Your Apartment Hunt At Verge Luxury Flats

Begin your apartment search correctly with Verge Luxury Flats. Our Leasing Specialists are excited to show you around and answer all of your questions about our beautiful apartments and community. Call 317-751-1744 or schedule a tour to find out more.